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Death Of A Charming Man by M. C . Beaton - Hardcover - 1994 - from oldusedbooks and Biblio.co.uk

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Death Of A Charming Man: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

by M. C . Beaton

Condition: As New/as new


New York: The Mysterious Press , 1994. Hardcover. As New/as new. " The stubborn, red-haired, one-man police department of the Highland village of Lochdubh , Hamish Macbetfh , who only wants to slouch about the village, gossiping, fishing, and deftly solving a crime or two " .... Enters a terribly attractive, wealthy newcomer, a charmer, Peter Hynd, putting all the middle-aged matrons of nearby Drim 's hearts a flutter, and the men, dour Highlanders on a slow burn " .... An investigation into the darker side of love. With eleven chapters. Authored by Marion Chesney, ( Pseudonym : M.C. Beaton ) , born in 1936, author of over historical romance novels , former bookseller, fashion editor, crime reporter, chief crime reporter. Black colored cloth book, with gilt lettering on spine. Pictoorial dust jacket . ( 5 7/8 X 8 1/2 ) 215 pages.

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Now that Priscilla Halburton-Smythe has agreed to marry him, Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth can't imagine a more perfect life. There's not much crime in his remote Scottish village of Lochdubh, nothing much at all to do but fish, drink coffee, and slouch around. And now to spend time with lovely Priscilla. But his days aren't as tranquil as his dreams. For one thing, Priscilla's renovation schemes are driving him out of his cottage. Not to mention her ambitious plans for his career as a policeman away from Lochdubh. This might be a good time to find out why Peter Hynd's arrival in nearby Drim was causing so much trouble. An attractive, unmarried man with an independent income would always attract attention in such a small place. But this time Hynd's arrival seems to have caused bitter rivalry among the women of Drim. Hamish finds their petty fights amusing and a clever excuse to avoid Priscilla and her schemes for a new electric stove (to replace his beloved woodburning appliance), a posh new bathroom, and virtuous nutrition. Amusing, that is, until death threats, physical abuse, and murder make statistical history in one of Scotland'



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On Mar 30 2011, popcornlover said:
  "Excellent series, book in excellent condition, recommend the author and the seller."


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